Mens Artistic Gymnastics
Flying Angels Gymnastics Club’s men’s program focuses on the six apparatus:
FLOOR is an excellent example of where sport meets art. Each gymnast executes precise strength and balance requirements mixed with technically demanding tumbling elements.
POMMEL HORSE is a very difficult apparatus requiring considerable practise to master even the basic skills because the gymnast must perform skills with a circular movement in a horizontal plane while spending much of each routine on only one arm while reaching with the free hand in order to set up for the next skill. Gymnasts do not get to stop or pause during the routine.
RINGS require great upper body strength, precision and proper body position while performing strength elements. The rings should be absolutely still and under control at the end of each skill. The body should be straight with no arching, and arms should be sturdy and strong with no shaking.
VAULT requires speed and strength down the runway, generating sufficient momentum to produce a high and long post-flight off the vault that is essential for completing the various skills. Once in the air, the gymnast then focuses on sticking a perfect landing.
PARALLEL BARS routines consist mostly of swing and flight elements requiring hand-eye coordination, timing and balance. Special timing is critical to initiate seemingly effortless swinging elements with technically demanding ‘release’ moves, transitioning into sticking a perfect landing.
HIGH BAR routines consist of swings, release moves and high-flying dismounts. Elements include difficult release moves performed high over the bar requiring strength, precision and a lack of fear.
The Flying Angels Gymnastics Club Boys Competitive Program features a fantastic team of Men's Artistic coaches. The program structure includes Foundation, Development and competitive program pathways, with gymnasts placed in specific competitive levels. Flying Angels Gymnastics Club has competitive program trials throughout each year. Please contact the club for further information.
Mini Angels Squad Program
The mini angels' squad program is for gymnasts aged 5yrs-6yrs. Gymnasts in this program compete on the floor and vault as preparation for higher-level competition. Gymnasts in the mini angels squad program during our annual club or control competitions will not only compete on floor and vault but also on pommel horse, rings, parallel bars and high bar as introductory men’s artistic competitions at a club level.
Mens Artistic Gymnastics Competitive Program
Training leotard and training shorts, plus training stirrups/Longs. For warm-up: Club t-shirt, club hoodie or Club sweatshirt, Navy tracksuit bottoms. Gym bag containing: Gym bag containing: Water bottle, training book and a resistance band, plus kinetic bands deodorant containing Straps, sweatbands, chalk, handguards, skin coloured tape, and spray bottle, plus ankle weights. Gymnasts hair MUST be up and out of face.
National competitions: White competition Leotard, White competition Shorts, plus white competition longs/stirrups. Club T-shirt, Club sweatshirt, white socks, Competition tracksuit. Club gym bag, club chalk bag, containing Straps, sweatbands, chalk handguards, tape, and water bottle, deodorant.
Regional competitions: Red competition Leotard, Red competition Shorts, plus Red competition longs/stirrups. Club T-shirt, Club sweatshirt, white socks, Competition tracksuit. Club gym bag, club chalk bag, containing Straps, sweatbands, chalk handguards, tape, deodorant.
Hair must be neat at all times, and for competitions, a fresh hair cut, and or gelled/sprayed, so hair is neat, and out of the face.
Arrive on time for every single gym session. Have correct training attire upon arrival. Listen to instructions that the coaches give.
No jewellery, including belly piercings, can be worn for training or competitions.
Bring a refillable water bottle
Have a training book on hand, for routines, new skills etc.
Squad Guidelines and commitments
Squad groups are selection only, current members in other disciplines may trial for our Mens Artistic groups, however, we ask for parents to manage their expectations, as well as the gymnast. A member of our team will approach the parents of children who we feel have the physical and psychological attributes necessary to take part in Mens Artistic gymnastics and invite the children for a trial. Although a coach may have selected your child for a trial in the Mens Artistic program, they may not necessarily be successful but will always have the chance to try again.
Gymnasts must be committed to a high number of hours, which will increase as the gymnast becomes older.
Squad members will need to participate in extra training sessions and camps. We offer competitive opportunities to the gymnasts which gives them the opportunity to represent the Club. They will be selected for competitions, which are Regional, National, and International, that include, individual, twin (as a paired team), and team competitions. As well as displays, that may be for outside establishments, festivals, and abroad. Missing any competitions, tests and other important events, having poor attendance, and or tardiness will mean moving over to the General gymnastics discipline. Parents must inform us of reasons for absence or late arrivals in advance of their child training session.
Squad members must be on time for training sessions, ready with the correct training attire, hair out of the face, and all the essentials which can be seen above [TRAINING ATTIRE] and [SQUAD RULES]
Gymnasts must do their home program, which is both inclusive of flexibility and strength & conditioning.
Gymnasts are regularly tested by participating in competitions and grading events. If gymnasts are not able to perform the required skills they will not be entered for competition. The happiness and welfare of children are paramount and we will not push gymnasts to a level that is perceived to be beyond their reach. The club will also not enter children for a competition that could set them up for failure, this would not fair be to the gymnast.
When your child is first selected for a squad we like to put some emphasis on fun. However, your child will be encouraged to challenge themselves and work on developing and perfecting skills rather than just achieving them.
If you wish to discuss the progress of your child please make an appointment to speak to your gymnast’s personal coach with one of our admin team, which can be before or after your child training session.
It is not the head coaches duty to coach all gymnasts within Mens Artistic Squads, the head coach is there to facilitate all coaches to guide all gymnasts in the right direction that is tailored to their specific needs.
Mens Artistic schedules and events
Members of the squad are selected for international competitions. Flying Angels Gymnastics Club compete in international competitions at least once a year. If there is no competition available for the gymnasts appropriate level we will train in an international gym, with specialised equipment.